Tasting French Terroir: The History of an Idea - California Studies in Food and Culture 54 (Paperback)
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Tasting French Terroir: The History of an Idea - California Studies in Food and Culture 54 (Paperback)

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Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 30/06/2015
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This book explores the origins and significance of the French concept of terroir, demonstrating that the way the French eat their food and drink their wine today derives from a cultural mythology that developed between the Renaissance and the Revolution. Through close readings and an examination of little-known texts from diverse disciplines, Thomas Parker traces terroir's evolution, providing insight into how gastronomic mores were linked to aesthetics in language, horticulture, and painting and how the French used the power of place to define the natural world, explain comportment, and frame France as a nation.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520277519
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm

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